Censeo Consulting Group

Censeo Consulting Group Company Profile


Making sense of operations and supply chain

Censeo Consulting Group specializes in operations, supply chain and procurement. The firm tries to break away from the traditional consulting model by using its own methodology. The firm's model has three main principles: focused expertise, people-focused strategy and operational efficiency. Censeo works with executives managing supply chains and operations in Fortune 500 companies across a number of industries, as well as the federal government. Within the broader areas of operations, supply chain and procurement, the firm also provides clients with organization and workforce development, and assists with complex procurement, integrating customer needs and industry capabilities.

Big fish in a small pond

Censeo Consulting Group has been recognized as one of the top small consulting firms to work for. Despite working with 70-hour-week Fortune 500 companies, Censeo beats to its own drum with office culture: the company limits employee's working hours to prevent burnout. The firm also keeps travel to a minimal 10- to 15-percent and doesn't require employees to relocate. The consulting world has taken notice, with accolades from The Wall Street Journal and Consulting magazine for being a great "small firm" to work for. But the real proof is in the pudding: many of its principals come from the giants of the consulting field: companies like Bain, McKinsey, A.T. Kearney, Boston Consulting Group, and more.

Perhaps that's a sign that the truly important size factor is that of the clients, not the firm-and a smaller number of employees means a bigger share of the glory.

People first

It is no accident that Censeo has been honored as a great place to work. These distinctions are proof that the firm is following its people-focused consulting model, with "people" referring both to its clients and employees. The firm shifts attention to employees by taking on exciting, intellectually challenging projects, encouraging creativity and initiative, offering flexible career paths, limiting travel, keeping reasonable hours, allowing consultants to work where they choose and, of course, by offering competitive salaries and benefits. The firm is convinced that this approach will lead to both happier and more productive employees.

One key to the firm's happy and healthy employees is its willingness not only to limit travel, but also to allow employees to work from home. About half of the firm's 50 employees work remotely, spending only about 10 to 20 percent of their time in the D.C. office or at client sites. For employees who live in the D.C. area, flexible work schedules are still an option, with some employees allowed to work from home up to two days a week, and others allowed to work at home up to 14 days a month.


July 2013

Censeo CEO appointed to a Board position at Women in Public Service

Censeo's CEO, Raj Sharma, accepted a position to serve on the Leadership Circle as a "Champion of Change" for The Women in Public Service Project , co founded by Secretary Hillary Clinton. This position reflect Mr. Sharma's (and Censeo's) dedication to bringing about positive change.

Censeo Celebrates Its 10-year Anniversary

In July of 2013 Censeo celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Since its inception, Censeo's goal was to build a new type of firm, one that is truly collaborative, and one that is committed to delivering tangible and measurable results. Censeo has helped its clients realize over 10X the return for every dollar spent. This has been possible because of the joint passion and commitment of its clients and Censeo employees.

Going forward Censeo will continue to commit to help its clients reduce waste, create operational efficiencies, and improve the way it work with our supply chain partners.

Censeo Consulting Group Hires John Stoner as COO and President and Expands Management Team

Censeo announced that John Stoner joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer. In his role, Mr. Stoner will guide the implementation of Censeo's strategic plan as well as provide operational leadership as the firm expands its capabilities and infrastructure. He will also serve as Company President.

Read the full press release here.

July 2012

Writing the book on procurement and supply chain transformation

Censeo CEO Raj Sharma wrote a chapter in a nationally published book titled " Governing to Win: Enhancing National Competitiveness Through New Policy and Operating Approaches." Mr. Sharma's chapter focuses on his work in procurement, and provides nine recommendations for managing over 500 billion dollars spend by the U.S. Government on purchased goods and services.

Read the full press release here.

May 2012

Censeo Consulting Group Named to 2012 "Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100"

Censeo Consulting Group was named to the 2012 Supply & Demand Chain Executive (SDCE) 100 - "100 Great Supply Chain Projects." The awards recognize supply chain solution and service providers that are assisting their clients achieve supply chain excellence and prepare their supply chains for the post-recessionary return to growth.

Read the full press release here.

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Censeo Consulting Group

1331 H Street, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 296-0601
Fax: (877) 514-4419


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Founder & CEO: Raj Sharma
  • President: John Stoner
  • 2013 Employees: 52

  • Employment Contact

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  • Major Departments & Practices

    Operations Excellence and Cost Management

    Procurement and Supply Chain Alignment

    Services, Technology and Weapon Systems Acquisition

    Organization and Business Transformation

    Training and Professional Development Programs

Major Office Locations

  • Washington, DC

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